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1987 General Osborn Pro

1987 General Osborn Pro

A Grey Ghost

Having hit that age when rational grown men start wanting to spend money on things that they probably don't need, I decided the time was now to track down another General Osborn Pro.  In the 80's I was all GT, right to the bone.  One day in late '87 I rode a friends Osborn Pro and immediately was pulling tricks I couldn't on my PFTTM.  The next day I went to work (I worked at Albe's) and bought a blk/chrome '88 Osborn Pro frame and fork and built it.  My parents sold it at a garage sale in 1998 for pennies.  I have been quietly searching for another one since about 2005.  In November of 2017 I got pretty series and joined all the FB and interwebz groups.  One morning at 4:30am I got a PM from a member of one of the groups to a link right here at the Museum.  I immediately became a Pro member and dibbed that frame set.  Having been recently re-powdered and stickered by Chip @ C4 Labs, I grabbed it the moment I saw it and the rest is history.  I then began a somewhat crazed hunt for parts. A large amount of it was bought/built from parts purchased here on the Museum.  It's not 100% OG and I didn't want it to be.   I built this bike the way I wanted to for both display and to ride.  I hope you enjoy the images. 

Early Haro Kneesaver bars
ACS Slant 55 stem
Jive Handles grips
Dia-Compe Tech 77 levers
Odyssey Gyro
Tioga Beartrap II headset
Tioga sealed BB 
Peregrine 3 piece cranks
Peregrine 44t Sprocket
Izumi Chain
Peregrine HP Superpro 48’s
Panaracer HP406 tires
Sunlite tubes
Dia-Compe AD990 rear brakes
Dia-Compe Nippon front brakes
Peregrine seat clamp 
GT laid back seat post
Kashimax Handler seat 
Peregrine front/rear axle pegs
Haro fold down fork standers 
KHE Stimulatorz pedals

Submitted by TTz

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: General Bicycles
  • Model: Osborn Pro
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 73
  • Seattube angle: 71
  • Headtube size: 1"

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